"My experience with eating disorders is primarily with Jen. This battle is complicated to the extreme and would take hours to explain and takes years to recover from. From what I have gleaned, eating disorders are one of the ways that our brains have to actually keep a person alive. An odd twist. A survival technique. One where the body demands the diversion of the brain to allow for pain to be relieved. It's not the source of the pain but a way to mask and hide the underlying torment.
Those battling with eating disorders are battling for their lives. Many don't make it. They die. Those that survive are Heroes in my eyes: Capable of dealing with life's most horrific pains. AMAZING people."
He explained it so perfectly - I wish everyone could understand it like he does. I wish everyone had a friend and a support like I have in him.
Geez BJ... ANOTHER Gold Star for you... Jen, you better tell him to calm it down or I'll have to make him his very own chart...ReplyDelete
I agree. I think that anyone and everyone would be so very lucky to have someone like him to look to and receive support from.
You made BJ smile. He's excited for his very own goldstar chart.ReplyDelete